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Old 01-19-2012, 11:12 AM   #91
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I once lost my normal glasses while riding when they fell out of a pocket that I had forgotten to close... the only thing I found again was the bloody 3€ case, not the glasses themselves
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:18 PM   #92
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On the bike I believe the most useful thing I ever found was a roll of bailing wire right next to where I broke the shifter off my bike. It was laying in a pile of trash somebody dumped in the woods. I wired that sucker back on and managed to nurse the old KE home. And I has the photo (circa 1978-ish) to prove it.




The most useful thing I didn't find was riding the same bike. The chain broke and the countershaft sprocket somehow came off, ran up my leg and flew off into the salt marsh to disappear into the pluff mud. I had a master link but no extra sprocket. It was a long walk down the railroad tracks for home. Too bad we didn't have cell phones back in the good old days.
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:19 PM   #93
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The only thing I ever found that I can remember was at a mid-day stop that we took so I could straighten out my back (over 700 miles in about half a day on a ZX-7R). Best place to get my back straight was gonna be me lying on a picnic table, so I went at it.

There was a cat at the table when I got there (no houses around), and it layed down against my head and we both slept for a bit. When I woke up I decided to try to take the cat home, but it didn't like the motorcycle when it started up... so I had to leave it.

Worst thing found - mild frostbite of both hands (when my bike's chain broke and I spent time trying to fix it) that still affects me 30 years later.

I've got to wonder if the style of bike one rides can be more conducive to finding things... the bikes I've had don't seem to put me in a position to look around much, and the speeds I've ridden at don't allow the minute detail either. Put me on a KLR where I'd have to ride slow(er) and I bet I'd find more, lol.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:49 PM   #94
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Has the one about finding a super-hot hitch hiker that gave a BJ as thanks been posted already?

Yep...


Nevermind.
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:04 AM   #95
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Many years ago on the way to a rally I found a 1/4 oz baggy at a truckstop. Can't remember what I did with it
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:58 PM   #96
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Many years ago on the way to a rally I found a 1/4 oz baggy at a truckstop. Can't remember what I did with it
^^ posted by dbuzz. Hmmm?

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Old 01-24-2012, 07:39 AM   #97
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another bike xD I found it laying in a ditch with no seat
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:24 PM   #98
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anybody find my mp3 player?

I lost my 4GB Zen player on I-70 somwhere between KC and Denver. Give me a shout if you've run across it!
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:34 PM   #99
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3 things come to mind.

1) Found a screw driver on a day when I had forgotten my tools at the exact spot that a friends bike stopped running because his carb sucked in something.That required removing the carb....With a screwdriver.

2) Found 10mm wrench.

3) Found a bag of weed at a stop light.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:34 PM   #100
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A small bag with a reasonably good 35mm travel camera and $120 in it. I developed the film and left the pics of the people (a wedding) and my contact info with the local police. After 6 months I claimed them as my own.
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:26 PM   #101
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Today I found

I was riding down a 25mph residential street near my house today and rolled past a pair of these: http://www.feldfire.com/Pro-Tech-Tit...ff_p_2827.html

Pro Tech Titan Structural Glove, Long Cuff New still in the packaging. When I got home and inspected them and learned they were Fireman's Gloves I rode back to the firehouse a block from where I found them and returned them. That was one very grateful Fireman.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:04 AM   #102
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:18 AM   #103
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I was riding down a 25mph residential street near my house today and rolled past a pair of these: http://www.feldfire.com/Pro-Tech-Tit...ff_p_2827.html

Pro Tech Titan Structural Glove, Long Cuff New still in the packaging. When I got home and inspected them and learned they were Fireman's Gloves I rode back to the firehouse a block from where I found them and returned them. That was one very grateful Fireman.
I once returned a couple of bags of trash that a young lady accidentaly dropped from the hatch of her honda civic. Inside the bags there were a few bills with her address on them so I drove to her home, explained that I was an off duty sheriffs deputy and that I'd found something of hers and then left them with her. Grateful is not the word that springs to mind but still I just love being that helpful guy...
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:27 AM   #104
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:30 AM   #105
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The most useful thing? This stick:



It was so useful, we put a spare stick in the toolkit in case the pedal fell off in an area with no sticks.

That happened two days later.
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